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Gators hope Antonio Callaway can be the game breaker they need

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Finally, we will see if University of Florida wide receiver Antonio Callaway was worth the trouble.

Callaway has just gone through one of the most controversial off-seasons in Florida history, having been banned from the team and the school since being accused of sexual assault. The school decided he did not violate rules.

Head coach Jim McElwain has determined that Callaway will be able to parcipate Saturday when the Gators play against the University of Massachussetts.

With Callaway on the field, the Gators have at least one game-breaker. Otherwise, too little is known about the Florida offense.

After his freshman season two years ago, Callaway seemed like a budding star. He caught 35 passes for 678 yards and scored four touchdowns.

Now, after all of the headlines, he is back. New starting quarterback Luke Del Rio, backed by a new running game, is sure to think that’s a good thing.

Gary Shelton is one of the most recognized and honored sportswriters in the history of the state. He has won the APSE's national columnist of the year twice and finished in the top 10 eight times. He was named the Florida Sportswriter of the Year six times. Gary joined SaintPetersBlog in the spring, helping to bring a sports presence to the website. Over his time in sports writing, Gary has covered 29 Super Bowls, 10 Olympics, Final Fours, Masters, Wimbledons and college national championships. He was there when the Bucs won a Super Bowl, when the Lightning won a Stanley Cup and when the Rays went to a World Series. He has seen Florida, FSU and Miami all win national championships, and he covered Bear Bryant, Bobby Bowden and Don Shula along the way. He and his wife Janet have four children: Eric, Kevin, K.C. and Tori. To contact, visit

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